What is Xamarin?

Xamarin’s Mono-based products enable .NET developers to use their existing code, libraries and tools (including Visual Studio*), as well as skills in .NET and the C# programming language, to create mobile applications for the industry’s most widely-used mobile devices, including Android-based smartphones and tablets, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Xamarin is a tool in the Cross-Platform Mobile Development category of a tech stack.

Who uses Xamarin?

102 companies use Xamarin in their tech stacks, including Olo, Crowdkeep, and GoFormz.

424 developers use Xamarin.

Xamarin Integrations

Raygun, TestFairy, .NET, built.io, and Bitrise are some of the popular tools that integrate with Xamarin. Here's a list of all 7 tools that integrate with Xamarin.

Why developers like Xamarin?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Xamarin
Xamarin Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Xamarin in their tech stack.

Robert Brown
Robert Brown
Co Founder at University of Cincinnati · | 1 upvotes · 1.7K views

Build & ship OS X & iOS apps from Visual Studio on Windows. Requires paid team license. Xamarin

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Ana Phi Sancho
Ana Phi Sancho
at Multimedia and Software · | 1 upvotes · 1.7K views

Self taught : acquired knowledge or skill on one's own initiative. Platform: OSX 10.8 or later. Mac computer user. Xamarin

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James Mundy
James Mundy
Founder, Foundbite at Foundbite · | 1 upvotes · 1.7K views

Xamarin enables us to develop for 3 platforms (iOS, Android and Windows Phone) with one core codebase coded in C#. Xamarin has allowed us to release an app on all three platforms and develop them simultaneously - not bad for a team of 2! Xamarin

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Xamarin's features

  • Cross-platform development- Thinking about supporting iOS, Android, Mac and Windows? Xamarin allows you to write it all in C#.
  • Reuse existing code- Use your favorite .NET libraries in Xamarin apps. Easily use third-party native libraries and frameworks.
  • Discover as you type- Explore APIs as you type with code autocompletion.
  • Visual Studio or Xamarin Studio- Create, build, debug, and deploy apps in Visual Studio. Or use Xamarin Studio, a fully-featured IDE that is built for mobile app development.
  • Native UI, Native Performance- Xamarin delivers high performance compiled code with full access to all the native APIs so you can create native apps with device-specific experiences.
  • Point and Click UI Design- Xamarin provides a world class Android UI designer. Use Apple Xcode UI designer to create interfaces and Storyboards that automatically sync with your Xamarin.iOS project.

Xamarin Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Xamarin?
React Native
React Native enables you to build world-class application experiences on native platforms using a consistent developer experience based on JavaScript and React. The focus of React Native is on developer efficiency across all the platforms you care about - learn once, write anywhere. Facebook uses React Native in multiple production apps and will continue investing in React Native.
Free and open source, Ionic offers a library of mobile and desktop-optimized HTML, CSS and JS components for building highly interactive apps. Use with Angular, React, Vue, or plain JavaScript.
Flutter is a mobile app SDK to help developers and designers build modern mobile apps for iOS and Android.
NativeScript enables developers to build native apps for iOS, Android and Windows Universal while sharing the application code across the platforms. When building the application UI, developers use our libraries, which abstract the differences between the native platforms.
PhoneGap is a web platform that exposes native mobile device apis and data to JavaScript. PhoneGap is a distribution of Apache Cordova. PhoneGap allows you to use standard web technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript for cross-platform development, avoiding each mobile platforms' native development language. Applications execute within wrappers targeted to each platform, and rely on standards-compliant API bindings to access each device's sensors, data, and network status.
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Xamarin's Stats

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